Come Comic-Con time next year, you're likely to see a group of teenagers coated in sparkly blue paint, with big ears, yellow eyes, and platform shoes, speaking in the indigenous tongue of the Na'vi, hanging in front of the Convention Center.
And that's just what director James Cameron had in mind.
With Avatar, he's created an alternate universe for sci-fi types to geek out over—and he's sweated over every detail. The film, presented in eye-popping 3D, is, quite simply, a spectacle—it transports you to another world, with its own unique foliage (shimmering dandelions and Parthenon-sized trees) and animals (feathered rhinoceros; pterodactyl-style birds; wolf-like dogs with exposed skeletal structure). And he's created the aforementioned Na'vi—giant, strangely beautiful creatures, mostly peaceful, with their own elaborate language (Klingon anyone?) and customs.
Ah, if only Cameron had put as much effort into the dialogue as he did the planet Pandora. But then again, that's not really his thing, now is it?